The Tick Performance Upgraded Slave line allows you to use an LS7 Slave Cylinder in your 2004-07 Cadillac CTS-V. As Many have found out the LS7 Slave Cylinder works in the CTS-V without a spacer but the line is to long and needs to be bent in order for it to work. This new line eliminates the need to purchase the pricey CTS-V Slave and doesn't force you to try and use the longer LS7 line.
Posted by Unknown on 15th Jun 2016
Most adapters you find are over priced but I was extremely happy with what I received with this one. The price is good enough that you're not left feeling like you've been taken for a ride and the product is really well made and works flawlessly! You don't need the adapter to make the LS7 slave and the CTS-V v1 work together but this adapter cleans up the install 100%, makes the install nice and quick, and looks like factory. I'm 100% satisfied for the $50 price tag!
Posted by Clay on 30th Nov 2015
I've always hated the way the LS7 slave bends and is a little too long in my '05 V so this seemed like a good solution. This solution is a good one: quality construction and includes heat shielding on the line itself. It reaches the factory connection with just a little to spare. You do have to cut/grind an extra 1/2" or so out of the trans housing so the line doesn't rub but it's soft metal and a dremel can handle it. For those who like a clean install and having quality, flexible lines, this is a good solution.
Posted by Unknown on 12th Sep 2015
The flexline makes installing the transmission much easier compared to the standard CTS-V version. Plus you don't need to bend and tuck away the (extra-long) LS7 metal tube. Clearancing the front plate by about 1/2" takes a few minutes with a grinder.
Posted by JL on 24th Apr 2015
The line is well made using very high quality parts, and is intended to help with the popular LS7 clutch upgrade for the V1. However I'm not real happy about how much I had to grind away for this line to exit the transmission. Its the slave adapter fitting itself which offsets and negates the bend, requiring all that removal . I had to remove the entire diameter of the line and then some (more than 1/2"). Personally I think Tick could improve this line, and should. In the meantime, at least show a good before/after picture that depicts the necessary amount of metal removal to use this "solution."